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Megan & Jeff | Intimate Backyard Wedding | White Haven, PA

Heading to their home in White Haven for the Schneider -Searfoss wedding, I knew that it was going to be an extraordinarily special day. This gorgeous, incredibly in-love couple had been together for 3 years and planned a sweet, intimate wedding shared between themselves and their nearest family and friends. Walking in, I couldn’t help but notice the blush and white flowers adorned altar set up by the edge of their pond, followed by row after row of chairs with the pathway lined with lanterns right away, and more and more of those little details starting popping out.

During the getting ready photos, I felt the bond each of them had among their friends. The upstairs where Megan we getting ready was filled with laughter and embracing hugs. Jeff had a few good joking moments as they huddled outside. Not only was Megan's dress stunning, she said she found it on Pinterest and contacted a shop that carried the brand. She said she knew it was the one once she tried it on.

They did not see each other before the ceremony and it was absolutely pure. Jeff was very emotional when he saw Megan approaching. "I loved his reaction as I walked down the aisle.," Megan said." It was raw and real and just the way I hoped he would be at the right moment."

“I was worried it would rain. It did rain, and it was still perfect.,” said Megan about the concerns she had about her wedding day. And here we are, all this time later with a gorgeous wedding that’s not exactly what she planned, but perfect in every way! Following the ceremony were the dances where Mr. and Mrs. Searfoss had their first dance to "Then" by Braid Paisley. The night fell into full swing as the reception partied under a tent strewn with lights and dance floor along with an open bar, food served cocktail style and a dessert bar. There were glasses specific to what each guess liked to drink with their name tag on it (martini glass, rocks glass, etc). So very thought out for their guest!

When asked about planning advice, Megan said" Plan the wedding you want. There is a lot of pressure to do things a certain way from friends, family, etc., but in the end it is your day to celebrate your love the way you want." find that one of the best things about small weddings is that they lend themselves to especially tender moments. They also somehow feel a little more at ease, and that’s exactly what the vibe was on this beautiful day in July. I asked Megan to describe her overall experience:

"Magical. I’ve never been in one place with so much love."

Everyone should feel such a way. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Wedding Planner: Premier Catering and Events DJ/Band: 40lb. Head Dresses: Bridal Chateau

Suits: Tuxedos By Sarno Caterer & Wedding Planner: Premier Catering and Events Florist: Joyful Things

Decor: Stillcreek Inc. Rings: Tovon & Co Diamonds

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